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indications this is a terrorist act and the united states strongly condemns these kinds of terrorist attacks. it's a very serious matter when americans are taken hostage along with others. >> dan rueters is live in london. what do we know about the group taking responsibility? >> reporter: well, that had are sort of a splinter group, an affiliate of al qaeda in the islamic magnificent rred. led by mokhtar belmokhtar. he fought in the '80s against the soviets. he has been involved in people trafficking, drugs, and he has done a lot of kidnapping as well. most motivated by ransom and money. this may end up getting resolved. a notorious character, and described by french intelligence as mr. untouchable. known locally for being involved in cigarette smuggling. this is part of a wider, regional conflict, links to mali, that these islam iist groups in algeria are getting in on. furious that algeria has allowed french planes to fliory algerian air space to attack insurients, islamists in northern mali. >> what about plans or missions to get hostages out? >> well, we know from the ministry of inform
section of the united plane, no fuel leak from either aircraft, and luckily no injuries rorpted. refer. >> off the coast of alaska, coast guard and tugboat crews are trying to pull an oil rig into safe waters. lines were reattached, but 60-mile-an-hour wind and 28-foot high waves in the forecast for today. officials fear a fuel spill if that rig is grounded. >>> and those were wedding bells ringing in the stroke of midnight in maryland. that's when same-sex marriage became legal there. voters approved the new law in november. seven couples got hitched at 12:01 a.m. with mayor stephanie rawlins blake presiding. >>> ahead on "starting point," how the house handles the deal won't just affect us, it could take an effect on the global economy. richard quest, breaks it down next. >> and elijah cummings joins us live. does he see the fiscal cliff afwremt getting through the house? and we leave you with london's new year's celebration. there it is. you're watching starting point. happy new year. [ lisa ] my name's lisa, and chantix helped me quit. i honestly loved smoking, and i honestly didn'
are serving in infantry units, and i think there is so much room for progress and we just need to make the connection from reality of the roles that women are already playing in our military and perception, where people don't have as close an understanding of the great contributions and sacrifices that women have been making for our country for a very long time. >> okay. >> that's what i'm excited about. i'm able to bring my own firsthand experience, my own deployments to the forefront to speak to the issues. >> this is john avlon, congresswoman, congratulations. one of the aspects, you're the first hindu-american member of congress. what does that mean to you, that new first? >> well it's really a motivation for me. it's an inspiration to focus on service, that is the most important thing here that i think that is necessary for all of us to remember is that we have been sent here to be servant leaders, that we work for our constituents, we work for the people who elected us to be their voice and that's the inspiration that i get from my hindu practice, and what will help keep me very,
as president of the united states, president obama will take the oath of office. first time, the president, his wife, and two daughters looking on. he has to be sworn in on january 20th. the vice president joe biden was sworn in by sonia sotomayor. made history as the first latina to swear in a vice president. here is looking ahead. the first family starts the day with a service at st. john's epit copal church at 8:45. and the president is sworn in 11:55 eastern time. and the presidential address at noon and later at 2:35, lead the inaugural parade down pennsylvania avenue to the white house. and then the balls and all the partying begin. we begin with john king, a look at what else is happening today. hey, john. >> hello again, soledad. the balls and parties begin after the ceremony. a bit of a break with before we to party. we have the traditional congressional lunch with leaders and then time for the big parade down pennsylvania avenue. suzanne ma suzanne malveaux takes us through the parade route. >> prime real estate, ninth and pennsylvania. you know this is about a mile stretch or so wher
used to set the tone, unite a nation, and to set an example for the rest of the world. we're going to look this morning at the historical significance of today and why the next four years may be tougher than the first four. >> so big names and prime seats. we will go inside the vip section for today's inauguration. we'll tell you who will show up and who won't. >> among our guests this hour, we're talking to iowa representative steve king, maine senator angus king, texas representative joaquin castro, and from "america's got talent," nick cannon. our special edition of "starting point" live from the nation's capital begins right now. good morning, everybody. welcome. this is what it looks like in washington, d.c., today. a beautiful day, not quite as warm as yesterday. it's something like 36 degrees. 28 if you factor in the windchill factor. but actually, compared to four years ago, it's quite balmy. i'm soledad o'brien. this morning i'm joined by newark's mayor cory booker, who you notice is completely underdressed for the weather. i said, it's warm, but it's not that warm. the pr
right now the other is the concept of unit cohesion, that somehow a fighting force is more effective when it's cohesive. and the argument is that a fighting force of all men is better able to bond. you enter in a woman, you have sexual attraction. >> sex, period. >> is there not merit to that argument? >> no. those are the same arguments that people made when we were integrating the military, looking at the repeal of don't ask, don't tell. all of those units still working, very strong. and the question is, are -- are you leading the unit? are you meeting a mission? training everyone to the same standards? women are in units. again, not a new concept. women are already serving and doing a good job. >> kingsley, last quick question. i'll read from the colonel. the army is not a sociological laboratory. to be effective it must ensure success. experiments are a danger to efficiency and would result in ultimate defeat. is this what you are saying? >> i think it's true with respect to ultimate defeat of the united states in a war, i think it's likely to occur is the defeat of the united st
coverage ahead this morning. >>> new this morning, nuclear threats from north korea against the united states. we'll tell you what the defiant nation is saying now it will do. >>> and today is the day former notre dame star manti te'o speaking out about his fake girlfriend and why he didn't come forward sooner. this morning we're going to bring you part of that interview. >>> plus a soccer player kicks the ball boy. it was all caught on camera. cheap shot or cheap trick? >>> and super bowl ads now getting their own ads. yes, you heard me right, ads for ads. i'll have the details on the sneak peeks starting to leak out. a lot to talk about this morning. we're also going to talk about women being allowed to join the infantry in the military. we'll talk about ron johnson about that fiesty interchange he had with secretary of state hillary clinton yesterday. it's friday, january 24th. "starting point" begins right now. >>> good morning, welcome, everybody. our starting pointing this morning is the cold. so cold you might not believe it. the bitter cold blast gripping much of the country an
be a completely different discussion. >> even to entertain the idea of this happening, of the united states of america not paying bills is irresponsible. >> john boehner said the american people do not report raising the debt sealing without lowering spending at the same time. >> the u.s. consulate in benghazi a week from tomorrow, she will be before the house foreign affairs committee. at some point she will appear before the senate foreign affairs committee. that day is yet to be determined. they are set to testify and sidelined by illness. ann romney's dance card is full apparently. tmz said she was approached to compete on the next season of dancing with the stars and say she was very interested, but the one-time first lady hopeful ultimately declared. she did appear as a greft they tweeted overnight he would have loved to have seen it. >> that would have been fun. the transformations that people do on the show -- >> i'm struck by how much work they go through. >> maybe you should do it. >> maybe not. >> you have your afternoons free. you would be done by 10:00 in the morning. >> lance
calls north korea the sworn enemy of the united states and plans to carry out further long-range rocket launches all part of a new phase of confrontation with the united states. do they actually have this nuclear capability? here's what the south korean defense minister says. listen. >>. >> translator: we consider that north korea is ready to conduct a nuclear test at any time if its leadership decides to go ahead. regarding this, we're closely regarding the north's nuclear test preparations and its military movement based on our firm and combined defense position. >> reaction coming in this morning to secretary of state hillary clinton's grilling on the hill. at one point while answering tough questions about the deadly terror attack on the diplomatic compound in benghazi, her voice cracked as she described consoling family members of the four americans who died there. >> i stood next to president obama as the marines carried those flag-draped caskets off the plane at andrews. i put my arms around the mothers and fathers, the sisters and brothers, the sons and daughters and the wives l
widespread the flu is. cnn's medical unit got an early look and one expert says we're at epidemic levels. dr. sanjay gupta is in atlanta. what are you expecting to hear? >> elizabeth cohen has been working through the night on getting these numbers. one number, which is important and what we expected. widespread outbreak of the flu. 47 states, up from 41 states with an outbreak of the flu. some good news. the number of states with high levels of activity has gone down from 29 now to 24. two additional deaths in young people, from 18 to 20. but there may be some relief as you say in sight. we are at epidemic threshold. that basically means we are seeing more cases than we expected to see at this time year. big question? will those cases stay elevated or will they start to come down across the country? >> we keep hearing, get a flu shot, get a flu shot. some got our flu shots early. yes, i'm gloating. if you haven't gotten your flu shot yet, is there enough vaccine? >> i think so. i crunched some numbers on this overnight. may be some spot shortages, but general numbers, take aook at how many
on the security of the united states of america. yeah, these are things that concern me. i know the president, known him since before he was president and made extraordinary decisions when it comes to foreign policy. i watched a campaign where he didn't get enough credit for keeping america safe. for building america's military capacity, and dealing with issues ranging from terrorism from cyber terrorism to the kind of terrorist attacks we've seen on our homeland. so the president of the united states, we should give him a lot of deference for decision making, and the good news is, these issues have been highlighted and he tried to address them, and i think in the coming days, he will even more so. >> it will be interesting to watch his confirmation hearing. >> should rg3 have been in the game? >> you know what? i've played the game and very difficult to take a guy out. >> who is limping with a brace on his leg. come on. >> i have seen the same thing in stamford, a friend of mine with a brace on his leg play injured. but you i have played injured. >> it would have taken a crowbar to take me o
to give the united states government the ability to pay these bills on time. and the consequences for the entire global economy would be catastrophic. far worse than the impact of a fiscal cliff. >> so that was the president, let's talk to brianna keilar. covers the white house for us. live this morning from washington. brianna, we ran through the biggies there in the bill. i want you to run through what's not included in this bill. >> what you just mentioned, the spending cuts that are only in police for two months and then have to be dealt with, and the fact that the debt ceiling is going to be hit. right now, the treasury is taking extraordinary measures so it doesn't. but ultimately, congress will have to act in late february or early march. those are the things that congress has absolutely no choice. there is a deadline. have to deal with it. but democrats and republicans in the white house have also said they want to tackle long-term deficit reduction. that was the whole point of the fiscal cliff. that was supposed to be the incentive for tackling long-term deficit reduction
routes to resolve the crisis. >> leon pan 80 said "the united states is working around the clock to ensure the safe return of our citizens." cnn matthew chance joins us live from london. >> david cameron within the past few minutes, british prime minister, coming out, giving the latest update we've heard about the situation. expressing his concerns i think to a certain extent about the fact that he had been in repetitioned contact with the algerian counterpart. before this raid against the gas plant went ahead, they weren't consulted, neither the british nor the americans nor any of the other leaderships, the algerians had seen the militants were moving the hostages to a different location, they judged there was an immediate danger to their lives and so they felt they had no choice but to move in. and david cameron says he feels the fault of this. not at the hands of the algerians, but the militants that took the hostages in the first place. >> a lot of unknowns in this story. >>> the nation's capital will be busy all weekend with final preparations and rehearsals for president o
in the united states, housing improvements meant helps, but it's spare change overall, big outlook of the global economy, the u.s. and pacific, here is what he said. >> the growth of the global economy, 3%, but the average of emerging markets, close to trend, 5%, and while advance economies are going to be growing barely 1%. and with an advanced economies, the euro zone, mostly in recession, uk is borderline recession, and even the united states, compared to other advanced economies growing in my rue is going to grow another year, a trend of 1.6%, 1.7%. keeps unemployment rate very high. >> reporter: and that's important. rate of growth, keeps unemployment very high in this country. key to all of that is some sort of grand bargain, grand deal in washington. not expecting that any time soon. outlook for housing improvement. but not as much as i think all of us would like to see. soledad. >> great, poppy. thanks for that. >>> ahead on "starting point." vice president biden begins his next four years, he reflects on his past term and his a-ha moment and why he decided to take on the nra. >>> she da
, welcome, everybody. our starting point this morning, the majority of the united states now dealing with a severe and deadly bout of the flu. the cdc reporting that influenza cases are widespread across 41 states. more than 2200 people reported hospitalized. here are the hardest-hit states. pennsylvania, south carolina. each reporting 22 flu-related deaths. massachusetts declaring a medical emergency. 700 confirmed cases in boston since october. rates ten times higher than what they saw last year. our chief medical correspondent, dr. sanjay gupta, joins us this morning. he's at cnn center in atlanta. sanjay, good morning to you. put this in perspective for me. how do we compare it to last year? >> as you pointing out, you take a place like boston, for example, and it's about ten times worse, 700 cases versus 70. but this is clearly a much more severe season as compared to last season which was relatively mild. the question that a lot of people are asking now, is this more and this is early peaking and will taper off earlier as well or will it just stay high now for the rest of the f
.8%. red alert. the united states could default on its debt in five weeks in congress doesn't raise the debt kree ceiling. half a month earlier than expected. america could be in default as early as february 15th and almost certainly before march 1st. despite extraordinary measures taken by the treasury department to delay that from happening. on that day, the luu.s. will ha $9 billion coming in to the treasury's coffers. $52 billion going out. committed spending, including social security checks, paying f active duty military. that's what they are fighting in washington. how to cut that spending. >> that math does not add up. it cannot work. >>> so it wasn't exactly point/counter point. because piers morgan didn't say much when he sat down with alex jones, the guy who created this petition to have piers deported because is he an outspoken advocate of guns and gun control. jones went completely into rant mode last night. here is what he said. >> i'm here to tell you, 1776 will commence again if you try to take our firearms, doesn't imagine how many lemon us get on the street, beggin
reform on the table. the dream act. latino -- the latinos here in the united states are so powerful, and their voice needs to be heard. they need to be treated as first class citizens. >> reporter: in addition to celebrities, campaign volunteers came from around the country. kelly jacobs traveled from mississippi, literally wearing her support. how many sequins on your address? >> 4,000 total, 2,000 each side. >> reporter: they are done by side. >> they are antique shield sequins, i sewed them on. >> reporter: a lot of work behind them and still ahead of them if they hope to help president obama deliver on his second term. but last night, just time for a good party. soledad, the musical performances, i can't tell you how wonderful they were. they were fantastic. i wish you could have been there. a late night. things wrapped up 1:00 a.m. well into the evening. >> i had a chance to go to one of the balls, i remember seeing you reporting late into the night. we thank you for that. the people at the balls talking about what the first lady was wearing. alaina cho will talk to us about th
and even citizenship to many of the estimates 11 million immigrants in the united states unlawfully. it calls for an effective employment verification system that prevents identity theft and would end hiring unauthorized workers. in the next hour, two congressmen working across the aisle on immigration reform. mario diaz-balart and luis gutierrez. >>> mohamed morsi has declared a limited state of emergency in the wake of recent violence in egypt. and more action is possible. violence has broken out since friday. and representatives of 11 political parties are meeting today to address problems in egypt to avoid expressing anger like this. >>> a big night for some of the biggest names in hollywood. anne hathaway among the winners for her supporting role in "les miserables." "argo" really stole the show. it won the night's biggest prize. we'll go live to los angeles for a morning after look at the highlights from the s.a.g. awards. everyone said "lincoln," but "argo" walking off with the awards. >> how about anne hathaway's dress? she looked great. >>> back to the tragic nightclub fire
in terms of citizenship, but making certain that the 11 million now living in the united states in the suspended status have a future. make them part of the future, so long as they are good for the future of america, i believe they will. >> dirk durbin, thank you for coming in. this is the week, immigration reform really starting on capitol hill and in any today with the president. thank you, sir. >> thank you. >>> and 12 minutes past the hour. 16 years after she die, new information about the jonbenet ramsey investigation. why a grand jury wanted to indict her parents, and why prosecutors didn't do it. lin wood joins us next. >>> and what's coming up today in business. bailed out, but still getting big paychecks. yes, it's true. we'll tell you who is getting the biggest, coming up next. ( ♪ ) for those nights when it's more than a bad dream, be ready. for the days when you get a sudden call from the school, be ready. for the times you need to double-check the temperature on the thermometer, be ready. when you have children's motrin on hand, you're ready. for high fever, nothi
in president obama's administration. >> my biggest concern is his overall attitude about the united states, our role in the world, particularly in the middle east. >> reporter: what happened? to understand the depth of their fallout is to understand how close their friendship once was. beginning in 1996 when mccain lent his star power to hagel's first senate campaign. they shared a bond over their service in vietnam. in mccain's 2000 presidential race, hagel serve eld as campaign co-chair and local surrogate. >> here's a man whose life has been committed to something larger than he is. he's a selfless person. >> reporter: he was even chosen to introduce mccain at the republican convention that year. but their shared experience in the vietnam war took them in very different directions during the iraq war. mccain was a lead proponent of a military surge. >> we can give the iraqis and their partners the best possible chance to succeed. >> reporter: hagel talked about the surge with scorn. >> the most dangerous foreign policy blunder in this country since vietnam if it's carried out. >> reporter: a
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of the united states. he deserves to have a hearing on his proposals and we want to make sure we give him a fair and balanced hearing and at the end we'll make sure we make decisions on the evidence accumulated and not that the president comes in and tells us before we document it. >> i have to ask you about the congressional accountability pay act that you have filed legislation for. it would say if federal spending increases by, say, 3%, then salaries for congress would be cut by that same 3%. i'm curious how effective this could be when you consider most congress people actually make way more money than your average american. i mean, the top 50 congress people are making, like, $6 million, so a 3%, you know, cut to their salary is, like, $5,000 it won't mean anything. do you think this really has legs or are you trying to make a bigger point with this measure? >> i think it does have legs and let me tell you i. you and i have talked about this before, we've got to fundamentally change how we do business in washington, how we think and how we act. everybody agrees, you and i agree, the fundame
reports fourth quarter gdp decreased 0.1%, again that's a decline in economic growth in the united states, that's compared to the 3.1% growth in the third quarter, you saw defense spending down, federal government spending down, concerns about hurricane sandy holding back the economy and also corporate uncertainty over the fiscal cliff. again, u.s. economic growth negative at the end of the year. let me put that in perspective for you, the first decline since 2009 and it shows the economy slowed dramatically from the third quarter, when you had economic growth of 3.1%, and it's dramatically slower than a year ago when you had 4% growth. here's something interesting, a gauge of hiring though was strong. adp says private sector employers added 192,000 jobs in january, mostly small businesses and lower wage service sector jobs. u.s. stock futures are lower, they had been mixed all morning, they're lower after the gdp report. as of yesterday's close the dow was only 210 points away from an all-time high. this report could put on hold that attempt to try to take out that high. the big governme
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at that point in time i believe they violated the anti-trust laws of the united states. >> here's what the ncaa said in a statement yesterday, learning of this suit, "we are disappointed by the governor's action today, not only does this forthcoming lawsuit appear to be without merit, it is an affront to all the victims in this tragedy, lives that were destroyed by the criminal actions of jerry sandusky, while the innocence that was stolen can never be restored, penn state has accepted the consequences for its role and the role of its employees and is moving forward. today's announcement by the governor is a setback to the university's efforts." it appears penn state not supporting you. they are complying with the sanctions. what kind of conversations have you had with the university, sir? >> i did not have conversations with the board of trustees or with the president because i did not want them to be punished further by the ncaa for any actions that we took. i'm filing this on behalf of the citizens of the commonwealth of pennsylvania number one. number two, when it comes to the victims, nobo
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